About

About Skål International Charlotte

SKAL International Charlotte is a non-profit organization originally founded in June 1972. The club dissolved for a few years and was reactivated in January 2013. The Charlotte Chapter is part of a world-wide association created in Europe as early as 1932. Our members consist of travel industry professionals, owners and managers of travel agencies, airlines, hotels, car rentals, official tourist organizations, travel press, and other recognized travel organizations, restaurants, and many other tourism-related companies.

About Skål

Skål is a professional organisation of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship. It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry. Its members, the industry’s managers and executives, meet at local, national, regional and international levels to discuss and pursue topics of common interest.

The first Club was founded in 1932 in Paris by travel managers, following an educational tour of Scandinavia. The idea of international goodwill and friendship grew and, in 1934, the “Association Internationale des Skål Clubs” was formed with Florimond Volckaert as its first President, who is considered the “Father of Skål”.

Skål International today has approximately 17,000 members in 400 Clubs throughout 80 nations. Most activities occur at local level, moving up through National Committees, under the umbrella of Skål International, headquartered at the General Secretariat in Torremolinos, Spain.

Skål International is governed by an Executive Committee of six members, elected by delegates to an annual General Assembly, held during the World Congress, hosted by a different country each year. This allows members first-hand observation of the travel and tourism potential around the world.

Vision Statement:

Be a trusted voice in travel and tourism

Mission Statement:

Through our leadership, professionalism and friendship, work together to achieve our Vision, maximise networking opportunity and support a responsible tourism industry.